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Digital Impact for Grantmakers, with Dr. Lucy Bernholz

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm PDT
La Kretz Innovation Campus
525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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What are the current challenges for grantmakers in the digital age and what tools are needed to help them use digital resources safely, ethically and effectively?

Join Dr. Lucy Bernholz from Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) Digital Civil Society Lab, for an action-oriented workshop uniquely designed for leaders of grantmaking organizations to examine, build and improve their digital data governance practices and policies.

The rapid adoption of digital tools for social and political action has resulted in a complicated new sphere we refer to as “digital civil society.” Digital civil society includes all the ways people and organizations voluntarily use private resources for public benefit in a digital age. Increasingly, these resources are digital, including data about donors, grantees, and beneficiaries. Digital data (e.g., on donors, grantees and beneficiaries) offers a world of possibilities to achieve greater impact —  as well as risks and responsibilities to be managed with the same care given to financial resources.


Participants will:

  • Work through hands-on activities to help participants understand the scope of digital resources that their organizations manage
  • Be introduced to tools and resources that guide grantmakers of all sizes in building good digital data governance that helps them and their grantees succeed
  • Be invited to engage directly with the Lab’s research projects and join an ongoing global conversation about trends in digital civil society


Participants are encouraged to bring both an additional colleague or Board member.


You can preview the Lab’s Digital Impact Toolkit on its website and at


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Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University

Lucy Bernholz is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, the Hybrid Reality Institute and the New America Foundation. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including the annual Blueprint Series on Philanthropy and the Social Economy, the 2010 publication Disrupting Philanthropy and her 2004 book Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets: The Deliberate Evolution. She is a co-editor of Philanthropy in Democratic Societies, published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press. She writes extensively on philanthropy, technology and policy on her award winning blog, She studied history and has a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.




SCG members and non-members eligible for SCG membership: No cost to participate

Who May Attend
This workshop is ideal for leaders of grantmaking organizations in executive and board positions. Ideal participation in this workshop involves two or more people from each foundation with C-suite and Board member involvement especially desirable.

SCG members, please log in to your SCG account to register. 
Non-members, please email [email protected].

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.


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